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New Hampshire Man Seriously Injured After Being Dragged Under Speedboat

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PHILIPSBURG — Police say a New Hampshire man was seriously injured in a boating accident recently in Sint Maarten.

Jon Binney was heading to the Sint Maarten shore in a dingy Wednesday when he was hit by a speedboat and dragged underneath.

“His entire pelvis is crushed his girdle the whole area is crushed…He has broken four ribs…broken both shoulder blades,” said Sian Binney, Jon Binney’s daughter.

Binney’s daughter said that the boat was going about 30 mph. It stopped when someone realized that he was being dragged.

“I guess the speedboat didn’t stop until someone on board realized that they were dragging him under the boat,” Sian said.

Binney was taken to a hospital with severe injuries including four broken ribs, a shattered pelvis and two fractured shoulder blades.

He was airlifted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after it was determined that his injuries were too complex to be treated at the Sint Maarten hospital. It’s not clear what his current condition is.

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Jon Binney owns the Elm Street Market in Keene, New Hampshire

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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